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with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of unappropriate documents at the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general
, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyberthreats from countries including china. president obama travels to
in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and
." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, but there's also a lot of urgency. now, nancy pelosi, we have a lot more of this interview, a fascinating interview, told me she thought they could work out this deal in mid-december. i asked her, of course, look, we've heard optimism before and this went nowhere. but there is that urgency now. americans are sick of this. this is the second time around. >> and so overnight we saw -- we saw this video of david petraeus' alleged mistress, paula broadwell, his biographer walking with her husband. it's the first time we've seen the two of them since this scandal broke. so let me ask you about the petraeus affair, which i know you've been following so closely. where does this go now? what in your view is likely to be the next shoe to drop? >> well, i think what we've learned this week is this is not over. i think a week ago when we heard david petraeus say he was resigning because he had an extramarital affair, we thought it might go away. but every day it seems like there's something new
healthy it shines. >>> there is trouble in paradise for an american man who once had it all. john mcafee made a fortune. >> now police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but he fears he could be the next victim. abc's matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee is now becoming synonymous with drugs, paranoia and mysterious murder of mcafee's murder, greg fall, overnight saturday here in belize. mcafee is on the run telling wired magazine he has drastically changed his appearance. >> reporter: police tell abc news, the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property, he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says that he dug himself into the sand and put a cardboard box over his head. but he is convinced if the police catch him, the police will kill him. >> reporter: the island, of palm shaded sand in the caribbean, accessible by puddle jumpers, so intimate everybody knows everybody. shane mccann was one of the first on the
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the
in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi,
and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's been no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard's units from the air and the sea, for the 2 oil platform workers who have been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or genders. but they believe they are out somewhere in the massive gulf of mexico, alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. b
's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations burnted out roofs, jarred by explosion so intense that at least two people are dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, house blown in. >> reporter: this neighborhood was rocked from their beds as a blast ignited two homes and ignited several others. many in pajamas clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house, i heard people screaming. all i could think of, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. so i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew here, and pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are now combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far, the survey has indicated that there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> whantsd so puzzling to investigators that they say in the days before the blast, there were no reports of any smells of gas. now, to give you an idea of just how powerful this explosion wa
way. abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four dolphins found mutilated, either floating in the ocean or washing up on beaches in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. some have been found with bullet holes. one with its tail cut off. another missing its lower jaw. what kind of a person would do this? >> this has to be a personal who is really deranged. no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. >> reporter: the results of the you a top sips will determine not just how they died, but whether they were first tortured. the gulf is home to the largest population of dolphins in the united states, which is why the experts fear they could find more victims. >> very, very curious animals and when they come close to boats, you have somebody using them as target p
, and another guy, john roberts you. got to play, man. got to do something. >> you defied the doctors? >> they found a drum set. i don't know, found one last minute. ended up on stage, no music, no backing music, get up there and play. >> what do you thing? what is the healing effect of music? what do you think about it resonates and gets you through? >> a good example. after i played. another guy got up there and played a guitar with a prosthesis. witness you see that it inspires you to want to do more. we sat down. we decided we should do wounded warrior band. i took the idea and went forward with it. i realize there is more than just having a band for wounded warriors, we can inspire, help empower under wounded warriors using the music as a healing tool. >> that's what you use to start rock for recovery program. >> correct. yes, rock for recovery. something that came from the band. and our mission to empower wounded warriors through our music. we have a facility in downtown houston that we just opened up. wounded warriors come and play their own music, teach them, moantory them, he
that is left after the blast annihilated five homes, leaving dozens of others beyond repair. abc's john schriffen is there with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. but so far there has been no sign of a gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday killing husband and wife deion and jennifer longworth, leaving seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles sblp we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene as more than 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my
of presidential anger on the topic of the attack in benghazi. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested that the attack was a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonat
inappropriate e- mails between general john allen and socialite jill kelley. she has been speaking to the media. instead, kelley's been calling police to complain about reporters and others piled up outside her home. she's requesting now diplomatic protection. >> we walked in the gate and they walked over as soon as we pulled up and he won't leave. by any chance -- i'm an honoree council general and so i have involability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> kelley had volunteered with the military, but she's not an employee and the fbi and the cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal. that's going to happen later today. >>> the growing scandal is sure to be one of the big topics discussed with president barack obama's meeting with reporters today. it's the first since the resignation of director petraeus. president obama is also expected to get questions about the attack in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and also he'll be talking about the f
a lot more about john mcafee's compound and how close the police may be. >> reporter: that's right, george. sources are telling us that police are focusing searching on this island. and all of the talk about mcafee's hiding out, it's possible he's in the estate behind me, hunkers down in a steel and concrete safe room. this morning, it appears that investigators may be closing in on john mcafee. the former software tycoon being sought for questioning in a murder. mcafee said rumors are rife of an imminent raid. and another bizarre twist in this saga, sources tell abc news, mcafee may never have left his house. >> he could have picked a location that's very secure, the police don't know about. >> reporter: in fact, abc news has learned mcafee's compound features a concrete safe room. this photo obtained exclusively by abc news overnight, shows the bunker's steel gate. when we visited, the lights were on. but we saw no sign of mcafee. police have been looking for mcafee since saturday night when his neighbor, american greg faull, was found shot in the back of his head in his home. >>
in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not going to comment at this point on -- various nominations that i will put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things still being discussed. let me say about susan rice. she's done exemplary work. she's represented the united states and our interests in the -- united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussio
. and almost every member of john boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than mr. obama won his new term. if you cap at $25,000 the availability deductions you raise $1.2 trillion. a lot of money. if you cap at 50,000 you raise about as much upon as you would letting the bush tax rates expire. i don't think that's a problem. you showed the clip of patty murray saying as a negotiating ploy go off the cliff. let me give you another theory. for 40 years the democratic party's activist base has had two goals, substantial tax increases and substantial tax cuts. going off the cliff implements the democratic party's agenda. >> well, do you think it would be so bad to gocliff. >> i think it would be mildly chaotic. >> just mildly? >> this is a gigantic country. this country can absorb lots of mistakes. we test that theory regularly in our history. i don't think you should negotiate out of fear. i don't think you should have people say, oh, we have a gun at your head. the american people are faced with a flawed system. i agree with george will. the fact is we're two mandates, not
. >> interesting too, one of the leading critics of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made headlines yesterday because there was a, closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the committee of which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting he kind of had very tense words with a t vchlt producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the important part, investigative part of what happened. you know leave the media alone. get to the hard work. >> i think he is part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation. >> yeah, bring all the committees together. >> petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terr
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